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Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Hope

New Year--
even the bunker-oil covered seagrass
struggles to grow new leaf

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Alone, I Left

alone, I left
alone
I will go home

Exams

exams--
tired of sending money,
go home

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas 2006

Christmas 2006
alone
with my flower horns

Bangud sa Yuhum Mo

Photo: Edna Romulo Laurente Faral

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Bag-ong Dag-on

Bag-ong Dag-on
ginpabagay kakon ni Tatay
rang gitara

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Bagyo Seniang

Hardin



Inay,
why are the weeds
overcrowding in our garden?



Photo: Edna Romulo Laurente Faral

Sikaeum












Photo: by Edna Romulo Ricafuente Faral

Sa Kagang It Sampaguita


at Sampaguita's branch
black ant
crawls fast

Photo Credit: Edna Romulo Laurente Faral

Friday, December 22, 2006

Typhoon Seniang

Typhoon Seniang
Boracay kneels
without question

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Gahinay Nga Agoniyas

gakilo-kilo nga kingke--
gahinay nga gahinay
nga agoniyas

Tama Nga Rason

tama nga rason--
disturbo gid matuod
ro klase sa barkada

Mayad Nga Unga

mayad nga unga--
nagpaligos sa Akean
embes magsueod sa klase

Christmas Eve

Christmas eve--
I saw Mommy kissing
another Daddy

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Income

he earns
less
than she spends in bingo

Monday, December 18, 2006

Bao

pagkatapos it baha--
ginpakueob
ku unga ro bao

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Ripples In An Old Creek





summer—
a duck leaves
ripples in an algae-filled creek

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Kapayas


gadungok
ro dueaw nga dahon it kapayas
sa asul nga kaeangitan
Photo Credit: Edna Laurente Faral

Friday, December 15, 2006

Gourami

gourami--
ginpabay-ang mamaehan
sa eutay

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Breaking A Boulder

after breaking a boulder
into stones,
he smiles

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Regular Employee II

she comes in
on the dot,
mostly, on the line

Regular Employee

she times out
on the dot, she times in
on the line

Deathbed

deathbed--
buyti eang ako
mabuhi ako

Eutay

tig-ueoean--
sa gihapon
mapilit ro suman

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Office Weather

after hurling her papers--
the office weather
gets cool





Typhoon Seniang

Typhoon Seniang--
it reminds Boracay
to think of Him

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Typhoon Reming

windy night--
too many young mango fruits
in the streets

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Droplets

imagining
connecting the droplets
on her window

Typhoon Reming

Typhoon Reming--
it leaves
without shedding a tear

No Way Out

Iloilo River--
no way out
from the fish corrals

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Mayor's Birthday

mayor's birthday--
the president did not pass
Nanga Bridge

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Adlaw It Mga Minatay

Adlaw it mga Minatay--
tuba ag maeam-an
sa altar para kay Tatay

Monday, December 04, 2006

Mudflow

mudflow sa Guinubatan, Albay--
nagtawag si Lola
sa nanay na

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Hinyo

hinyo sa adlaw
sa anang pagtunod--
magbuteak ka eagi ha